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Three Essential Elements of Evidential Breath Alcohol Testing
01-27-2015

 

Dept. of Transportation (DOT) alcohol testing and police DUI enforcement might be the first examples that come to mind when we talk about evidential alcohol testing. But there is even more alcohol testing taking place outside the realm of DOT and DUI enforcement, and a significant amount of it is evidential as well....
NIDA Going Social to Reach Teens
01-27-2015

 

To my great shock, last month my seventeen-year-old daughter logged over 3,500 minutes of texting time, which breaks down to over 58 hours or 2.4 days of thumb-numbing achievement. I am convinced the folks at Verizon have erected a tower for her sole use. With more teens using text and all things cloud based and social, it comes as no surprise the scientific and educational communities are keenly using more of these tools to target drug and alcohol abuse messages to teens...
Beat the Clock: The Race to 0.02 BAC
12-17-2014

 

Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations define 0.020 as the level at which employees must be removed from safety sensitive duties. When performing DOT breath alcohol testing only the result of the confirmation test is used to determine the employee's intoxication level. Any delays in performing the confirmation test will likely produce a lower BAC level than if the confirmation test had been conducted in a timely fashion. Therefore it is important for BATs to be knowledgeable about how to correctly handle unusual events that may unnecessarily add more time to the testing process....
How Many Drinks....?
12-16-2014

 

With the Holiday party season upon us we thought it would be a good time to pass along some recommendations and information to ensure safe and responsible holiday celebrations....